jueves, 29 de abril de 2010

Horseback riding near Cayambe

Last weekend we went horseback riding near Cayambe, where we hoped to see the snowwed top of the Cayambe volcano. After some showers on the way, it stopped raining when we arrived so it was the perfect moment to go!

Later on the sky even cleared up a little bit, so we had some stunning views on the way:

After an hour or two it was time for lunch, which we had in the middle of the beautiful nature around the volcano. In the meantime, the horses could rest a little bit:

On the way back we had some rain again, but that didn´t matter us much. We had a great trip!

miércoles, 7 de abril de 2010

Commemorating the Holy Week by enjoying the delicious Fanesca soup

Last week we commemorated the Holy Week by eating Fanesca, the famous traditional fish-soup Ecuadorians prepare every year before Eastern:

The soup consists of cod, egg and an impressive 12 types of grains, which represent and honour the 12 apostles. It takes several hours to prepare the soup, while some of the grains are really hard when they are raw...

Everybody enjoyed the typical Ecuadorian lunch a lot and it was great to be all together again!